Best Bigbury-on-Sea Walks

stunning views of Burgh Island
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Bigbury-on-Sea Beach, a superb place to relax and swim or walk.

Burgh Island is an iconic South Devon landmark, located opposite Bigbury on Sea beach. 

We've carefully planned three of the best walks from Bigbury on Sea.

parking Large car park on Sea front. Beware charges are 24/7!
parkingSATNAV Postcode:TQ7 4AS
toiletsCar Park
PubsBurgh Island Hotel
Journey's End
the Dolphin Inn
PubsVenus Cafe near Car Park
Point of InterestBurgh Island


Walk 1 Burgh Island (1 mile)


Burgh Island Hotel

Only at low tide can you walk along a strip of sand to the island.

At high tide access is via a specially designed sea tractor.

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The Burgh Island Story

In the early Middle Ages, Burgh Island was home to a monastery. The remains of the monastery can still be seen today.

In the 1890s, the music hall star George H Chirgwin built a prefabricated wooden house on the island, which was used by guests for weekend parties.

In 1927, the island was sold to the filmmaker Archibald Nettlefold, who built a more substantial hotel in an Art Deco style.

Burgh Island was a popular destination for celebrities and other wealthy people in the 1930s. Agatha Christie was a regular visitor, and she wrote two of her novels, And Then There Were None and Evil Under the Sun, on the island.

During World War II, the hotel was used as a military hospital.

In the 1960s, the hotel fell into decline, but it was restored to its former glory in the early 2000s. Today, Burgh Island is a popular tourist destination, and it is still home to a hotel.

Walk 1 Map of Burgh Island

 Walks near Bigbury-on-Sea
Two great walks from Modbury, a historic market town known for its enchanting individual shops
Delightful walks through the Avon Valley.
South Sands makes an ideal centre for walking to enjoy magnificent views of Devon's most dramatic coastline.

Walk 2 Journeys End at Ringmore (4 miles)


Journey's End

A delightful and most popular pub walk to Journeys End at Ringmore with extensive views of Bigbury Bay.


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Map of Walk 2

Walk 3 Dolphin Inn at Kingston (9.1 miles)


The Dolphin

Please Note:There are several steep paths and stiles!

A truly invigorating and at times quite strenuous pub walk to the Dolphin Inn with magnificent views of Bigbury Bay.

The pub dates back to 16th century with low atmospheric beams and thick walls.

The route continues across beautiful rolling South Hams hills.


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Map of Walk 3